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Last Updated Aug 23, 2016 07:21PM

You know how it is. Sometimes you find yourself missing a relative or friend who has passed away. I mean you always miss your people. But after the initial shock of a death wears off and time passes and life without a certain person becomes the new norm, the missing part becomes less raw. Until one day you hear a turn of phrase or lyrics from a song, until one day you catch a certain floral scent or a glimpse of something that your missing person once loved, until one …

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  • Ann Cannon: When it comes to grandkids, bring on the cotton candy
    Last weekend my husband and I took two of our grandchildren (a 6-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy) to a Bees game, which taught me this interesting ...
    Updated Aug 17 2016 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dr. Wayne Aldredge, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, demonstrates how dental floss should be used in Holmdel, N.J. It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. When the federal government issued its 2016 dietary guidelines, the flossing recommendation had been removed, without notice. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Ann Cannon: First the sun and whole milk, now my dental floss?
    Today I want to discuss things that used to be good/bad for us that are now bad/good for us. Does that make sense? The first thing is the sun. Back w...
    Updated Aug 09 2016 07:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Georgia Murcray, 9, holds a plush Hedwig owl while completing a scavenger hunt at an event celebrating the release of the book ’Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Durham, N.C. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Herald-Sun via AP) Utah Muggles share magical memories of reading Harry Potter books for the first time
    Prolific and award-winning author David Farland remembers when the managing editor of Scholastic sent him 40 debut novels, asking him to pick the one ...
    Updated Aug 08 2016 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Scars tell the tales of the lives we’ve lived
    Our son broke his collarbone last week, and it took all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to put it back together again. Also, Dr. Pepper Murra...
    Updated Aug 02 2016 07:38 pm   |     |   Share


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